Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden

TitleSustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadSteve McGrath
Executive AssistantSally Murdoch

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Multiple abiotic stress, nitrate availability and the growth of wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ge, Y., Hawkesford, M. J., Rosolem, C. A., Mooney, S. J., Ashton, R. W., Evans, J. and Whalley, W. R. 2019. Multiple abiotic stress, nitrate availability and the growth of wheat . Soil & Tillage Research. 191, pp. 171-184.

Yield and the 15N Fate in Rice/Maize Season in the Yangtze River Ba

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang,S., Yang, M., Liao, S., Sheng, W., Shi, X., Lu, J., Guo, S., Shen, J., Zhang, F., Goulding, K. W. T. and Liu, X. 2019. Yield and the 15N Fate in Rice/Maize Season in the Yangtze River Ba. Agronomy Journal. 111 (2), pp. 517-527.

Assessing the performance of UAS-compatible multispectral and hyperspectral sensors for soil organic carbon prediction

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Crucil, G., Castaldi, F., Aldana-Jague, E., van Wesemael, B., Macdonald, A. J. and Van Oost, K. 2019. Assessing the performance of UAS-compatible multispectral and hyperspectral sensors for soil organic carbon prediction . Sustainability. 11 (7), p. 1889.

The Growth and N Retention of Two Annual Desert Plants Varied Under Different Nitrogen Deposition Rates

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cui, X., Yue, P., Wu, W., Gong, Y., Li, K., Misselbrook, T. H., Goulding, K. W. T. and Liu, X. 2019. The Growth and N Retention of Two Annual Desert Plants Varied Under Different Nitrogen Deposition Rates. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10 (Article 356), pp. 1-11.

Landmark Papers: No. 8 Burgess, T.M. & Webster, R. 1980. Optimal interpolation and isarithmic mapping of soil properties. I. The semi-variogram and punctual kriging. Journal of Soil Science, 31, 315–331 Reflections by R. Webster

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Webster, R. 2019. Landmark Papers: No. 8 Burgess, T.M. & Webster, R. 1980. Optimal interpolation and isarithmic mapping of soil properties. I. The semi-variogram and punctual kriging. Journal of Soil Science, 31, 315–331 Reflections by R. Webster. European Journal of Soil Science. 2019 (70), pp. 2-6.

Phenylalkanoid glycosides (non-salicinoids) from wood chips of Salix triandra × dasyclados hybrid willow

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Noleto-Dias, C., Wu, Y., Bellisai, A., Macalpine, W. J., Beale, M. H. and Ward, J. L. 2019. Phenylalkanoid glycosides (non-salicinoids) from wood chips of Salix triandra × dasyclados hybrid willow. Molecules. 24 (6), p. 1152.

Optimal interpolation and isarithmic mapping of soil properties .1. The semi-variogram and punctual kriging

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Burgess, T. M. and Webster, R. 2019. Optimal interpolation and isarithmic mapping of soil properties .1. The semi-variogram and punctual kriging. European Journal of Soil Science. 70 (1), pp. 11-19.

Yield responses of arable crops to liming - An evaluation of relationships between yields and soil pH from a long-term liming experiment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Holland, J. E., White, P. J., Glendining, M. J., Goulding, K. W. T. and McGrath, S. P. 2019. Yield responses of arable crops to liming - An evaluation of relationships between yields and soil pH from a long-term liming experiment. European Journal of Agronomy. 105 (April), pp. 176-188.

Force-induced repolarization of an active crawler

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Recho, P., Putelat, T. and Truskinovsky, L. 2019. Force-induced repolarization of an active crawler. New Journal Of Physics. 21, p. 033015.

Fluxes of N2O, CH4 and soil respiration as affected by water and nitrogen addition in a temperate desert

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yue, P., Cui, X., Gong, Y., Li, K., Goulding, K. W. T. and Liu, X. 2019. Fluxes of N2O, CH4 and soil respiration as affected by water and nitrogen addition in a temperate desert. Geoderma. 337, pp. 770-772.

Optimizing the bioenergy water footprint selecting SRC willow canopy phenotypes: regional scenario simulations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Richard, B., Richter, G. M., Cerasuolo, M. and Shield, I. F. 2019. Optimizing the bioenergy water footprint selecting SRC willow canopy phenotypes: regional scenario simulations. Annals of Botany.

The sources and dynamics of fine-grained sediment degrading the Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) beds of the River Torridge, Devon, UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pulley, S., Goubet, A., Mosser, I., Browning, S. and Collins, A. L. 2019. The sources and dynamics of fine-grained sediment degrading the Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) beds of the River Torridge, Devon, UK. Science of the Total Environment. 657 (March 20), pp. 420-434.

Improved isotopic model based on 15N tracing and Rayleigh-type isotope fractionation for simulating differential sources of N2O emissions in a clay grassland soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Castellano-Hinojosa, A., Loick, N., Dixon, E. R., Matthews, P., Lewicka-Szczebak, D., Well, R., Bol, R., Charteris, A. and Cardenas, L. M. 2019. Improved isotopic model based on 15N tracing and Rayleigh-type isotope fractionation for simulating differential sources of N2O emissions in a clay grassland soil. Rapid Communications In Mass Spectrometry.

Responses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus to two consecutive drying–rewetting cycles in soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pezzola, D., Cardenas, L. M., Mian, I. A., Carswell, A. M., Donovan, N., Dhanoa, D. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2019. Responses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus to two consecutive drying–rewetting cycles in soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 182 (2), pp. 217-228.

Accounting for data sparsity when forming spatially coherent zones

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hassall, K. L., Whitmore, A. P. and Milne, A. E. 2019. Accounting for data sparsity when forming spatially coherent zones. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 72, pp. 537-552.

A high-resolution map of soil pH in China made by hybrid modelling of sparse soil data and environmental covariates and its implications for pollution

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chen, S., Liang, Z., Webster, R., Zhang, G., Zhou, Y., Teng, H., Hi, B., Arrouays, D. and Shi, Z. 2019. A high-resolution map of soil pH in China made by hybrid modelling of sparse soil data and environmental covariates and its implications for pollution. Science of the Total Environment. 655, pp. 273-283.

Modelling the effect of spatially variable soil properties on the distribution of weeds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Metcalfe, H., Milne, A. E., Coleman, K., Murdoch, A. J. and Storkey, J. 2019. Modelling the effect of spatially variable soil properties on the distribution of weeds. Ecological Modelling. 396 (24 March), pp. 1-11.

Soil health pilot study in England: outcomes from an on-farm earthworm survey

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stroud, J. L. 2019. Soil health pilot study in England: outcomes from an on-farm earthworm survey. PLOS ONE. 14 (2), p. e0203909.

Relating soil C and organic matter fractions to structural stability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jensen, J. L., Schjonning, P., Watts, C. W., Christensen, B. T., Peltre, C. and Munkholm, L. 2019. Relating soil C and organic matter fractions to structural stability. Geoderma. 337 (1 March), pp. 834-843.

Blogging Climate Change: A Case Study

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Sajeev, E.P.M., Mintz-Woo, K., Damert, M., Brunner, L. and Eise, J. 2018. Blogging Climate Change: A Case Study. in: Filho, W.L., Lackner, B. and McGhie, H. (ed.) Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences Switzerland Springer. pp. 129-142

A Lattice Boltzmann model for 2D fractional advection-dispersion equation: Theory and application

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, F., Zhang, X., Shen, X. and Sun, J, 2018. A Lattice Boltzmann model for 2D fractional advection-dispersion equation: Theory and application . Journal of Hydrology. 564 (564), pp. 246-255.

Long-term effects of biosolids on soil quality and fertility

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nicholson, F, Boghal, A., Taylor, M., McGrath, S. P. and Withers, P. 2018. Long-term effects of biosolids on soil quality and fertility. Soil Science. 183 (3), pp. 89-98.

Optimising sulphur management to maximise oilseed rape yields and farm profitability (OPTI-S)

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Saggo, E., Berry, P., Munro, D, Williams, J.R., McGrath, S. P. and Dunham, S. J. 2018. Optimising sulphur management to maximise oilseed rape yields and farm profitability (OPTI-S). Kenilworth HGCA/AHDB, Stoneleigh.

A new method to trace colloid transport pathways in macroporous soils using X‐ray computed tomography and fluorescence macrophotography

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Soto-Gomez, D., Perez‐Rodriguez, P., Vazquez Juiz, L., Lopez‐Periago, J. E. and Paradelo, M. 2018. A new method to trace colloid transport pathways in macroporous soils using X‐ray computed tomography and fluorescence macrophotography. European Journal of Soil Science.

Pyrolysis temperature during biochar production alters its subsequent utilization by microorganisms in an acid arable soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Luo, Y., Dungait, J. A. J., Zhao, X., Brookes, P. C., Durenkamp, M., Li, G. and Lin, Q. 2018. Pyrolysis temperature during biochar production alters its subsequent utilization by microorganisms in an acid arable soil. Land Degradation & Development. 29 (7), pp. 2183-2188.

The potential for production of high quality bio-coal from early harvested Miscanthus by hydrothermal carbonisation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Smith, A. M., Whittaker, C., Shield, I. F. and Ross, A. B. 2018. The potential for production of high quality bio-coal from early harvested Miscanthus by hydrothermal carbonisation. Fuel. 220 (15 May), pp. 546-557.

Does selenium-enriched flour increase plasma selenium levels? Plan for a randomised controlled trial

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lochlainn, M. N., Whelan, K., Bowyer, R. C. E., Stroud, J. L. and Steves, C. J. 2018. Does selenium-enriched flour increase plasma selenium levels? Plan for a randomised controlled trial. Age And Ageing. 47 (Suppl. 2), pp. ii15-ii18.

Factors Affecting Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Grain Yield of Summer Maize on Smallholder Farms in the North China Plain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chen, G., Cao, H., Liang, J., Ma, W., Guo, L., Zhang, S., Jiang, R., Zhang, H., Goulding, K. W. T. and Zhang, F. 2018. Factors Affecting Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Grain Yield of Summer Maize on Smallholder Farms in the North China Plain. Sustainability. 10 (2), p. 363.

Quantifying Network Dynamics and Information Flow Across Chinese Social Media During the African Ebola Outbreak

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Feng, S., Hossain, L., Crawford, J. W. and Bossomaier, T. 2018. Quantifying Network Dynamics and Information Flow Across Chinese Social Media During the African Ebola Outbreak. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 12 (1), pp. 26-37.

Nitrogen fertiliser replacement values for organic amendments appear to increase with N application rates

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hijbeek, R., Ten Berge, H. F. M., Whitmore, A. P., Barkusky, D., Schröder, J. J. and Van Ittersum, M. K. 2018. Nitrogen fertiliser replacement values for organic amendments appear to increase with N application rates. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 110 (1), pp. 105-115.

Impact of elevated precipitation, nitrogen deposition and warming on soil respiration in a temperate desert

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yue, P., Cui, X., Gong, Y., Li, K., Goulding, K. W. T. and Liu, X. 2018. Impact of elevated precipitation, nitrogen deposition and warming on soil respiration in a temperate desert. Biogeosciences. 15 (7), pp. 2007-2019.

Enhanced-efficiency fertilizers are not a panacea for resolving the nitrogen problem

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, T., Zhang, W., Yin, J., Chadwick, D. R., Norse, D., Lu, Y., Liu, X., Chen, X., Zhang, F., Powlson, D. S. and Dou, Z. 2018. Enhanced-efficiency fertilizers are not a panacea for resolving the nitrogen problem. Global Change Biology. 24 (2), pp. e511-e521.

Differences in bacterial composition between men’s and women’s restrooms and other common areas within a public building

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dobbler, P. C. T., Laureano, Á. M., Sarzi, D. S., Cañón, E. R. P., Metz, G. F., de Freitas, A. S., Takagaki, B. M., D´Oliveira, C.B., Pylro, V. S., Copetti, A.C., Victoria, F., Redmile-Gordon, M. A., Morais, D. K. and Roesch, L. F. W. 2018. Differences in bacterial composition between men’s and women’s restrooms and other common areas within a public building. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 111 (4), pp. 551-561.

Aliphatic Hydrocarbon Enhances Phenanthrene Degradation by Autochthonous Prokaryotic Communities from a Pristine Seawater

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rodrigues, E. M., Morais, D. K., Pylro, V. S., Redmile-Gordon, M. A., de Oliveira, J. A., Roesch, L. F. W., Cesar, D. E. and Tótola, M. R. 2018. Aliphatic Hydrocarbon Enhances Phenanthrene Degradation by Autochthonous Prokaryotic Communities from a Pristine Seawater. Microbial Ecology. 75 (3), pp. 688-700.

Rothamsted Long-term experiments : guide to the classical and other long-term experiments, datasets and sample archive

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Macdonald, A. J., Poulton, P. R., Clark, I. M., Scott, T., Glendining, M. J., Perryman, S. A. M., Storkey, J., Bell, J. R., Shield, I. F., Mcmillan, V. E. and Hawkins, J. M. B. Macdonald, A. J. (ed.) 2018. Rothamsted Long-term experiments : guide to the classical and other long-term experiments, datasets and sample archive. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden.

Dry matter losses and quality changes during short rotation coppice willow storage in chip or rod form

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whittaker, C., Yates, N. E., Powers, S. J., Misselbrook, T. H. and Shield, I. F. 2018. Dry matter losses and quality changes during short rotation coppice willow storage in chip or rod form. Biomass & Bioenergy. 112, pp. 29-36.

The importance of long‐term experiments in agriculture: their management to ensure continued crop production and soil fertility; the Rothamsted experience

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Johnston, A. E. and Poulton, P. R. 2018. The importance of long‐term experiments in agriculture: their management to ensure continued crop production and soil fertility; the Rothamsted experience. European Journal of Soil Science. 69 (1), pp. 113-125.

Willow: Then and now

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Macalpine, W. J. 2018. Willow: Then and now. Rothamsted Research.

Participatory evaluation guides the development and selection of farmers’ preferred rice varieties for salt- and flood-affected coastal deltas of South and Southeast Asia

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Burman, D., Maji, B., Singh, Sudhanshu, Mandal, Subhasis, Sarangi, Sukanta K., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Bal, A. R., Sharma, D. K., Krishnamurthy, S. L., Singh, H. N., delosReyes, A. S., Villanueva, D., Paris, T., Singh, U. S., Haefele, S. M. and Ismail, Abdelbagi M. 2018. Participatory evaluation guides the development and selection of farmers’ preferred rice varieties for salt- and flood-affected coastal deltas of South and Southeast Asia. Field Crops Research. 220, pp. 67-77.

The short-term effects of nitrification inhibitors on the abundance and expression of ammonia and nitrite oxidizers in a long-term field experiment comparing land management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fu, Q., Clark, I. M., Zhu, J., Hu, H. Q. and Hirsch, P. R. 2018. The short-term effects of nitrification inhibitors on the abundance and expression of ammonia and nitrite oxidizers in a long-term field experiment comparing land management. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. 54 (1), pp. 163-172.